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Sharif To Consult Cabinet Amidst Calls For Resignation

Islamabad (PTI): Amid demands for his resignation, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today convened an emergency Cabinet meeting to chalk out a strategy to counter the Panama case probe panel's damning report that recommended filing of a graft case against him and his family. Sharif, 67, is expected to seek an endorsement from the Cabinet in the form of a resolution...

NASA Extends Dawn Mission At Dwarf Planet Ceres

Washington(PTI): NASA has approved a second extension of the Dawn mission at Ceres, allowing the spacecraft to get a closer look at the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. During this extension, the spacecraft will descend to lower altitudes than ever before at the dwarf planet, which it has been orbiting since March 2015. The spacecraft will...

3 Arrested In Florida Shooting After White Supremacist Speech

Miami(AFP): Three men were arrested after a shooting following white supremacist Richard Spencer's controversial speech at the University of Florida, police have said. Spencer, leader of the so-called "alt-right" movement -- encompassing white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan -- appeared on Thursday on campus in Gainesville, in the north of the state. Just over an hour after his speech...

Al Qaida’s attack on Burkina Faso hotel kills 20

Burkina Faso troops supported by French special forces were battling al-Qaeda gunmen in the early hours on Saturday in an Ouagadougou hotel where around 20 people have been killed. Sixty-three hostages were rescued, 33 of them injured, from the Burkinabe capital’s four-star Splendid Hotel about two hours after the assault began and heavy gun battles were still being waged on...

Trump, Putin Agree ‘No Military Solution’ in Syria: Kremlin

Moscow(AFP): US President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin agreed there was "no military solution" for the war in Syria, in a joint statement approved on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific summit, the Kremlin said today. "The presidents agreed that the conflict in Syria has no military solution," and confirmed their "determination to defeat ISIS", the Kremlin website said,...

2-month-old son of Indian couple placed in foster care in US

A two-month-old son of an Indian couple has been placed in foster care by US child welfare officials after he was admitted to a local hospital with head injuries in New Jersey. The son of Ashish Pareek, an employee of Tata Consultancy Services and resident of Jersey City, had apparently slipped from his mother's hand and hit his head on...

Suicide bomber kills ten in Pakistan

A suicide bomber blew himself up close to a police checkpoint in northwestern Pakistan today, killing at least ten people and injuring more than 20. Local government official Munir Khan said, the bomber rammed his motorcycle into the roadside checkpoint in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas. Two government officials said ten police officers were killed in the blast including the line officer whose...

Funds For Terror: Pakistan Condemns NIA Interrogation Of Mirwaiz’s Aide

Islamabad (PTI):  Pakistan today condemned the questioning of Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq's aide by the NIA in connection with the funding of terror and separatist groups in Kashmir. "Pakistan strongly condemns the coercive, pressure tactic by India as a concerted attempt to harass the Kashmiri leadership and subjugate the indigenous Kashmiri struggle to the oppressive Indian regime", Foreign Office...

North Korea Conducts 6th Nuclear Test, Says It Was H-Bomb

Seoul (AP): North Korea said it set off a hydrogen bomb today in its sixth nuclear test, which judging by the earthquake it set off appeared to be its most powerful explosion yet. South Korea's weather agency estimated the nuclear blast yield of the presumed test was between 50 and 60 kilotons, or five to six times stronger than North...

Doval’s Visit Key To Ease Sikkim Standoff: Chinese Analyst

Beijing (PTI):  Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval's visit to Beijing for a meeting of NSAs from BRICS countries may be key to ease tensions between India and China over the military standoff in Dokalam, a Chinese analyst said. Doval is scheduled to visit China for the meeting on July 27-28. The meeting is hosted by his Chinese counterpart and State...

US not asking India and others to take sides: Carter

The US is not asking countries like India and Vietnam to take sides in the Asia Pacific region, but steps Beijing is taking in the disputed South China Sea are "self-isolating" and driving countries towards America, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said. "I've been to India, Vietnam recently. We want to have good relations with them and we are...

‘Drone Sale To India Would Cement Bilateral Ties With US’

Washington (PTI): The US decision to sell 22 Sea Guardian drones to India at an estimated cost of USD 2 billion will create around 2,000 jobs in the US and "cement" bilateral ties, an American executive involved in the deal has said. "This should be viewed as a significant step in cementing the US-India bilateral defence relationship," Vivek Lall, chief executive...

Joke From White House: Trump Threatens To Fire Price If Health Vote Fails

Glen Jean in US (AP): President Donald Trump jokingly threatened during a speech to thousands of Boy Scouts to fire his health secretary if a crucial vote to repeal "Obamacare" fails. During a speech unlike any most of the crowd had heard at a Scout function before, Trump mixed a traditional message to Scouts of encouragement about loyalty, service to others...

India Repatriates 14 Pak Nationals, Pak Issues Visas To Over 2,600 Sikhs

New Delhi and Attari(PTI): India today repatriated to Pakistan nine fishermen and four civilian prisoners along with a child, the external affairs ministry said. On its part, Pakistan issued visas to over 2,600 Sikh pilgrims to attend the birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev from today till November 11, a Pakistan High Commission release said here. All the prisoners crossed...